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EPIC Incubation Program

EPIC Incubation Program

EPIC Incubation Program

EPICentre’s incubation program is a membership program for student and alumni startups, and industry partners. This program provides startups with support and resources to grow their ventures, such as:

  • Dedicated work space in an open and collaborative environment with high-speed wireless internet access and access to private meeting rooms
  • Mentoring and expertise in various subject matters
  • Workshops and seminars on various topics
  • Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, industry experts, funding agencies, potential investors etc.
  • Funding opportunities
  • Opportunities for startup exposure

Student startups include current University of Windsor or St. Clair College students or recent graduates (up to seven years) of any post-secondary institution. To apply for the incubation program, student startups must demonstrate (preferably with a business model canvas) that:

  • their idea solves a real and significant problem
  • they have conducted some market validation for their idea
  • the business has potential to grow
  • the team has the expertise in the area where the venture focuses on

Industry partners who are interested in joining the program must demonstrate that they collaborate with the University of Windsor in one of the following capacities:

  • they will hire University of Windsor students as employees, interns or in co-op placements
  • they have or will have a research project with University of Windsor faculty members

Currently, EPICentre has two facilities available for incubator members. The EPIC Industrial Hub is dedicated to startups in sectors such as manufacturing or engineering who require industrial space for product development. EPIC Innovation is dedicated to startups in other sectors such as digital media or software development.

Contact Wen Teoh at wteoh@uwindsor.ca for further information.

To apply, complete the application form below and submit to Wen Teoh at wteoh@uwindsor.ca

Click here for additional general admission guidelines.

 

Affiliate Membership Program

The Affiliate Membership is a program for startups who are interested in accessing EPICentre’s programs and services but do not require physical workspace. This program is open to startups owned by current University of Windsor or St. Clair college students, or recent graduates of any post-secondary institution (within 7 years). Affiliate members will have access to a hot desk at EPIC Innovation (up to 12 hours a month) and access to exclusive programs and mentors.

Contact Wen Teoh at wteoh@uwindsor.ca for further information.

To apply, complete the application form and submit to Wen Teoh at wteoh@uwindsor.ca.